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Gang Starr

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Gang Starr: Step In The Arena (Cooltempo CTLP 21)

Review by Jeff Lorez, Blues & Soul, 8 January 1991

G.U.R.U. KEITHY E and DJ Premiere have jam packed an album full of 18 mini story-like raps, which helps to promote a continued diversity despite ...

Gang Starr: Step Into The Arena (Cooltempo)

Review by Push, Melody Maker, 12 January 1991


Gang Starr: Gangin' Tough

Interview by David Quantick, New Musical Express, 16 February 1991

Utterly splendid eclectic rap duo GANG STARR have sympathy for Saddam and Farrakhan, dis Vanilla Ice and think Mötley Crüe are dope, but were too ...

Gang Starr: Posse Galore

Profile and Interview by Push, Melody Maker, 18 May 1991

On the eve of their first British live dates, PUSH meets a rap duo who don't glorify ghetto violence, drugs, crime and screwing "bitches", but ...

Gang Starr: Daily Operation (Cooltempo)

Review by Simon Price, Melody Maker, 16 May 1992

FURTHER AND further out we go... ...

The Brand New Heavies: Heavy Rhyme Experience Vol. 1 (Delicious Vinyl/Atlantic)

Review by Jon Young, Musician, October 1992

ENGLAND'S BRAND New Heavies may be an ordinary soul-funk combo, but that hasn't stopped enterprising A&R types from gettin' busy. For their debut album, somebody ...

Gang Starr: Respect is Duo

Interview by Angus Batey, New Musical Express, 19 March 1994

Four albums down the line, GANG STARR are on the verge of promotion to the Premier League with their unique brand of rap. ANGUS BATEY ...

Cypress Hill, Lemonheads, Verve, Hole et al: Reading Festival

Live Review by Cathi Unsworth, Melody Maker, 3 September 1994

READING.It's like acid; once you've tried it you swear you'll never be back for more, and yet you always are. Perhaps it's because this festival ...

Guru: Reality Bites

Interview by Frank Broughton, Hip-Hop Connection, July 1995

For most other artists, one project like Jazzmatazz in a lifetime would be enough. Not for Guru. Jazzmatazz 2: The New Reality collects up many of the first LP's ...

The Greatness of Gang Starr

Report and Interview by Amy Linden, unpublished, 1998

IN 1997 EMI Records was in the process of folding, and among the groups who were up for grabs was Gang Starr, a veteran NYC ...

Gang Starr: Moment Of Truth (Cooltempo/All formats)

Review by Angus Batey, New Musical Express, 11 April 1998

IN HIP-HOP'S world of oversized egos and spiralling sales, few dare to admit weakness. So for veteran New York-based duo Gang Starr to return after ...

Public Enemy, Cypress Hill et al: Smokin' Grooves Tour, Key Arena, Seattle

Live Review by Everett True, Melody Maker, 12 September 1998


Tribal Movement: Hip Hop in 1998

Overview by Miles Marshall Lewis, The Village Voice, 2 March 1999

A TRIBE CALLED Quest died for the sins of hip hop in 1998, so the story goes. R.I.P. And roll away the stone. ...

Basement Jaxx, Pet Shop Boys et al: Creamfields, Old Liverpool Airfield

Live Review by Andy Crysell, New Musical Express, 4 September 1999


Gang Starr: Astoria, London

Live Review by Dele Fadele, New Musical Express, 2 October 1999

LIVE HIP-hop is such a rare occurrence it's almost a duty to disregard the actual quality. However, Gang Starr don't need any excuses made for ...

Rhymin' And Stealin'

Retrospective and Interview by Angus Batey, MOJO, September 2003

Back in 1986 hip hop entered a golden age — lyrical revolution, sonic innovation, and individuality — that gave rise to such rap legends as ...

see also Jeru the Damaja

see also Guru


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